Ep. 47 – Speculation Central

Speculation. It is what drives the tech news industry most of the time. This week we talk about a lot of things that may or may not happen. Take for example the rumor that AMD may be in the works of purchasing ATI. Could it happen? Perhaps. Should it happen? That’s what we want to know. Sony says that the PS3 is going to render PCs obsolete. Is that even feasible, or is Sony just losing their mind? We also offer up our review of Half-Life 2 Episode 1, and let you know if it was worth the wait. But the big one this week was that we were wondering about the future of XBox Live Arcade. We know Street Fighter 2 is coming, but what else? Can we expect the service to just die off after such a stellar start? Our curiosity got the best of us, so we decided to make a phone call to Ross Erickson, the portfolio manager for XBox Live Arcade at Microsoft to find out…